Current Volunteer Opportunities

Please note: Although many of our volunteers do work from home, all positions require volunteers submit a resume and be available for either a face-to-face meeting in our Toronto office or via Skype. To express your interest in a particular volunteer position, please email the respective address listed below. For general volunteer inquiries, please email us at admin[at]

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1. Fundraising Assistant - eTapestry

Healthy Minds Canada, a national charity in the mental health and addictions space, is looking for a fundraising assistant to come into our office at least once a week to help with our new eTapestry database.

You would be responsible for updating records, issuing tax receipts and acknowledgement letters, entering data, arranging data pulls, and other eTapestry-related tasks.

You can be new to the fundraising space and have very little experience, but you would be required to be familiar with eTapestry.  Online training is available and we’d be open to having you learn on the job.

It could be a great opportunity for someone looking to get into the fundraising space as if you like working here, and we like you, we’d soon get you helping with fundraising campaigns, writing, and identifying donors.

It is also a great opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional as we would have you work with the staff to offer strategic guidance and advice on implementing the fundraising component of our strategic plan.

If you are interested, please email Katie at [email protected] eTapestry in the subject line, or apply via the form to the right.  Please tell us in a few sentences why you are interested in the position, how many hours per week you can commit to us, and what days of the week work best (our hours are 9am-6pm Mon-Fri).  Please also attach your resume.


*Thank you in advance to all who apply but only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.  

2. Silver Dinner Committee Member

Healthy Minds Canada is looking for new Silver Dinner Committee Members!

Heading into our 12th year, HMC’s Annual Silver Dinner is our biggest fundraising event of the year and we are looking for a few new and energetic people to join our Committee. Last year’s dinner sold out early and raised more money than any year on record.  Plus – we got a tonne of media attention.  This is sure to be an event that you’ll want to be a part of! While all people interested in joining a dynamic planning team are welcome to apply, we are looking for a few star people to help sell sponsorship tables, individual tickets, and source silent auction items.

Please send an e-mail with a short paragraph highlighting your past event/fundraising experience and/or reason for your interest to Katie at [email protected], or apply using the form to the right.


3. BOOST Intern Program

If you are a young adult (age 18-29), have a mental illness &/or are in recovery from addiction, Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) wants to help you in your career!

HMC is proud to announce BOOST, a new pilot Intern program designated to help young people who are living with a self-declared mental illness or are in recovery from addiction.

We are currently taking applications for one position for a 4 month long Intern opportunity (and yes – there is an opportunity to serve for two terms).

If you are someone starting out in your career or are someone who wants to build up their resume, AND are someone who self declares as having a mental illness and/or are in a 12 step or other type of addictions recovery program AND you’re interested in the work HMC does, please consider applying!

The best part?  You can create your own job title and job description.  So if you want or need experience in event management, you can help manage some upcoming events.  If you want or need experience in fundraising or grant writing, that could be your primary function.  If you want to manage adding content to our web site, well…you get the picture.

Just spend some time on our web site and get to know that work we do and let us know what you’d like to help with.  You’d be required to work 25 hours per week out of our offices in Toronto, but you could determine the hours.

We will provide you with a monthly TTC pass for the duration of your time here (or reimburse you for that amount) AND provide a small per diem ($5 per working day).

Please be advised that there is a high demand for our Intern positions and only candidates being considered will be contacted for an interview in our offices.

If you’re interested, please send your resume and a short cover letter indicating what you’d like to do during your internship to Katie at [email protected] with the subject line “BOOST”, or submit via the form to the right. 

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About Healthy Minds Canada

Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) is a national charity that raises funds to support research and education while raising awareness about mental illness and addictions. Since 1980, HMC has funded 400 research projects at 42 universities and teaching hospitals across Canada. HMC has reached over a million people through knowledge transfer initiatives such as workshops, symposia, conferences, printed and online resources and hundreds of thousands more through social media.